SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- San Francisco tech writer Sarah Slocum claims she was attacked for wearing Google Glass at a bar on Haight Street.
According to Sarah Slocum’s Facebook page and Twitter account, she was showing off the glasses at Molotov’s when she was confronted by two women. While tape on the high-tech device was rolling, Slocum said that a man tore the Google Glass off of her face while someone else took her purse and phone.
“OMG so you’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at me because of some [expletive] Google Glass haters…” Slocum wrote on Facebook.
Slocum was able to recover the Google Glass but her purse and phone are still missing.
Witness Brian Lester told KPIX 5 that he saw a fight start after a man insulted Slocum, apparently agitated about the possibility of being filmed.
“The crowd was jeering as any last call crowd would do with a fight outside of a bar. She was running around very excited … and people were telling her, ‘you’re being an [expletive] take those glasses off.’ I think everybody was just upset that she would be recording outside of a bar this late with obvious embarrassing behavior going on. And just rather insulted that someone thinks it’s okay to record them the entire time they’re in public.”
It sounds like maybe Slocum should take a look at Google's blog post title warning Glass users not to be "Glassholes" and encouraging proper etiquette when publicly recording.
Another bar patron added that “the crowd at Molotov’s is not a tech-oriented crowd for the most part…it’s not really Google Glass country.”